Jet Blue poised to announce several new European destination including Edinburgh

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  • AMcWhirter
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    Reputable sources in the USA say that Jet Blue will launch several new transatlantic routes in summer 2024.

    It’s good news for Scotland as Edinburgh will be one of them.

    The routes are tipped to be:

    Boston-Dublin
    New York JFK -Dublin
    New York JFK – Edinburgh

    In addition there will be a route from Boston to Paris CDG.

    No definite start dates have been announced so far and there’s no comment (so far) from Jet Blue.

    Reservations are not currently available.

    At the same time Jet Blue has problems with Schiphol and the latter’s capacity cap.

    See Nltimes.nl [English language]

    https://nltimes.nl/2023/10/24/jetblue-pushing-klm-ban-new-york-schiphol-downsizing-plans?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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    AMcWhirter
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    Now confirmed by Jet Blue for 2024.

    Reservations available.

    Note that Dublin and Edinburgh will be seasonal (this makes sense for the latter owing to the ever popular Festival).

    Brief details:

    JFK-Dublin daily March 13 to September 30.

    JFK-Edinburgh daily May 22 to September 30.

    Boston-Paris CDG daily effective from April 3.

    JFK-Paris CDG second daily flight effective June 6.

    Similar onboard product as with Jet Blue’s existing transatlantic flights.

    As expected aircraft will be A321 LR.

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    MarkivJ
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    This maybe a silly question but are their London and Paris routes doing well enough that they considered expanding to other cities. Or is it a case of Norwegian airlines – just expand Willy-nilly and hope that will all the various cities, something will stick.


    AndrewinHK
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    Unlike Norwegian/Norse, Jetblue uses narrow body aircraft and has ample feed on the US side. They obtained pretty good LHR slots, and it seems to me the strategy of targeted transatlantic city pairs with modern aircraft and a well regarded product give them a better chance of making it work than many others.

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    sandiego1
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    The potential problem with these new routes is that they will use 321neos, not the 321LR used on other transatlantic routes. According to US sources, these aircraft have no ovens at all in the rear galley, so only Mint passengers can be served hot meals, Cue Aer LIngus advertising hot meals on all transatlantic routes!


    AMcWhirter
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    Thanks Sandiego1.

    The statement sent from Jet Blue in NYC to media on both sides of the Atlantic simply refers to “fresh meals.”

    If this is true I am reminded of when I travelled with PeopleExpress LGW-EWR in the 1980s.

    All onboard catering (both in economy and business class) was served cold (because the ovens had been removed to provide extra space) and it was BoB for both classes.

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